Democrats in the House, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), were caught red-handed trying to sneak a provision into a key legislative effort that would allow the public to sue the United States Postal Service.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), who was formerly a Democrat, sounded the alarm on the underhanded effort.
Suing the post office?
According to Van Drew, taxpayers could face huge legal burdens as the U.S. Postal Service will now be vulnerable to a wide variety of litigation.
During a Saturday appearance on “Fox and Friends Weekend,” Van Drew explained, “They suddenly put in there that now you can sue the post office. We’re going to have a lot more liability issues, a lot more costs, certainly more money for, I guess, attorneys, but a whole lot less money for the taxpayers.”
“Who told them to do that? Who wants that? Why are we doing that? I don’t understand what we’re actually doing sometimes rather than getting good work … accomplished for the people of the United States of America,” Van Drew said. “It’s just folks arguing with each other, and Democrats not wanting to cooperate, ever.”
Not likely to be signed
The House voted 257 to 150 to pass the $25 billion piece of legislation, titled “Delivering for America,” in an emergency session on Saturday.
President Trump has already vowed to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk, and that was before Van Drew sounded the alarm on the sneaky provision. It is likely the bill will never reach the president’s desk as the Republican-held Senate is expected to throw the bill in the bin the second it gets to them.
President Trump has no interest in tossing billions more to the U.S. Postal Service, especially with Democrats trying to use it to force nationwide mail-in voting.
Massive nothing burger
Despite the Democrats’ wild fears about President Trump “gutting” the U.S. Postal Service, the issue is seriously overblown. This may be the greatest nothing burger since the Democrats tried to impeach President Trump.
The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday, “If all Americans vote by mail this year – 330 million ballots over the course of the election would be only 75% of what we deliver in a single day.”
Democrats have made a huge problem out of nothing and it really further raises questions as to why they are so tied up about the issue of mail-in voting.
Their own actions suggest that they have much to gain from implementing nationwide mail-in voting — and that should alarm every American who cares about our nation’s electoral integrity.